Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Fettucine Piccante con Salame ed il Fungo

Quite a mouthful isn't it! Yet something that would look pretty impressive on a menu. For those of you that don't speak Italian, Fettucine Piccante con Salame ed il Fungo translates to Spicy Fettucine with Salami and Mushrooms. Incidentally I don't speak Italian either but the magic of the internet allows me to search for translations and then pretend to be a master linguist. Rather cunning even if I do say so myself!

I always enjoy a spicy pasta and there is nothing better to make a spicy pasta than with hot salami! I had already decided I wanted to make a spicy pasta with hot salami for dinner one Saturday not too long ago. What needed to be done though was to get the right kind of Hot Salami.

The Lovely Wife, the Kids and I all took a trip to a newly opened supermarket not too far from our home. They have a nice Deli with loads of sausages and different kinds of Salami. They were very helpful and more than willing to let us try all the different kinds of salami and we finally settled on a rather spicy Salami - I think it was SPicy Hungarian although I cant quite remember which one we finally settled on!

This is what I did:

4 cloves garlic
1 Capsicum (I used Orange as it lends a slightly sweeter taste)
200g Hot Salami
200g Button Mushrooms
100g cherry tomatoes
1 tsp oregano
chilli flakes (to taste)

Chop garlic and sautee with oregano and chilli flakes. Add in sliced mushrooms and cook till soft. Add in the hot salami and cook well. Meanwhile cut the capsicums in large squares and add to the mix. Cook until just tender but still slightly crunchy. Halve the cherry tomatoes and toss together in the hot mixture until the juices start to come out but the tomatoes still hold their shape.
Cook pasta of your choice and mix together with the ingredients till nicely coated. Season with salt and pepper

The kids and the Lovely Wife really enjoyed this. The salami was even spicier after it was cooked but thats what made this a real treat! A nice green salad helped to soothe the spiciness and add some roughage and vitamins to the meal too!

This is my entry to Presto Pasta Nights which is being hosted this time by my lovely friends - the mother and daughter team of Giz and Psychgrad over at Equal Opportunity Kitchen


glamah16 said...

This pasta looks great. I love spicy salami.

NĂºria said...

Doesn't dishes with a foreign name sound so good to our ears? It happens to me all the time... How could not be a fantastic dish: Fettucine Piccante con Salme ed il Fungo? Sounds great!!! And your pictures are shouting: EAT ME!!!!!

PG said...

I really like this. I agree with you on spicy pastas. They're the best I like the combination of flavours and will have to try this out soon.

Thanks for participating in this week's Presto Pasta Nights!

Anonymous said...

This looks soo good!

I know the perfect beverage for this yummy dish...Limoncello and here is a recipe you might want to try making for your family and friends

Thistlemoon said...

That looks fantastic Dharm! I love the spicy! I put some of the Sambal Belacan in some shrimp dumplings that I took to a dinner party last night! They were awesome! Thank you so much my friend!

Ruth Daniels said...

Spicy pastas are great and frankly, anything said in Italian, seems even more romantic.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

Brilynn said...

I just got a nice selection of mushrooms that would go great in this pasta, I'll have to give it a try!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ah Dharm, the first photo is really excellent. That looks wonderful. Wishing I had a big bowl.

Meeta K. Wolff said...

oh i am loving the spicy flavor here. one of my fave sauces is the all arrabbiata. i love spicy pastas.

Nikki @ NikSnacks said...

I really don't like salami (or pepperoni, or bologna or hot get my drift) but I'd eat this. Especially with the mushrooms. Your favorite part, I'm sure!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Perfect for PPN Dharm!!

Katie Zeller said...

And the pasta is very cunning a well. Salami is a much underused treat, in my opnion.... Course it's always good standing in the door of the fridge, too!


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